The Block 25 Cabernet Shiraz is a unique, limited edition blend that combines the intense flavour of our exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon with the finesse of our famous The Crossing Shiraz from the Turners Crossing vineyard at Serpentine, Central Victoria.
The vineyard itself rests on the banks of the Loddon River some 50km northwest of Bendigo where the soil is typically a medium clay loam infused with a ridge of limestone pebbles that influences a neutral pH across the profile.
Climatic conditions at the site generally include warm to hot days during summer and throughout the growing season with mild night time temperatures just below 200C.
In many respects Cabernet Shiraz is often regarded as the most Australian of wine styles. Blending the firm, classic tannin structure of cabernet sauvignon with the rich fruit and ripe tannins of shiraz certainly seems like a very good idea.
The shiraz adds middle-palate velvety richness and savoury notes to the elegance and length of cabernet, creating a complex but balanced wine with great cellaring potential.
Colour: deep, dark, and black
Aroma: The wine offers a complex array of fruit aromas of blackcurrant and spices.
Palate: Savoury, spice berries with medium-high acidity and mouth-watering taste.
Ageing: Ready to drink now, but will most likely continue to improve for 5-6 years
The vintage: 2015 is considered an outstanding vintage in Victoria. The long, cool summer with no heat spikes gave grapes enough time for balanced ripening, and a dry, warm autumn brought the season to an ideal close.
Food Friends: Cabernet Shiraz is a delightful accompaniment to roasted, braised or grilled, beef, slow-cooked lamb, or moussaka.